The Royal College of Physicians is proud of its commitment to patient involvement and patient-centred care. We aim to set higher medical standards to enable consultant physicians to deliver the best possible care to patients and their carers. 

We established the Patient Involvement Unit (PIU) to encourage and promote patient, carer and public involvement in all our activities. There are two ways in which patients and carers can have a say at the RCP:

The Patient and Carer Involvement Steering Group comprises senior college officers and lay members and operates at a strategic level reporting directly to the clinical standards board.

The PCN are members of the public who actively engage with RCP committees, boards, working parties and consultation processes and ensure that decisions made within the RCP have been considered and influenced by patients, carers and public prior to implementation.